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my husband had gbs a year ago and just got the pneumonia vaccine. should there be any worries?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: "Pneumonia shot" has not been reported associated with gbs (Guillian-Barre syndrome) or aggravating existing one.
Answered on Nov 27, 2015
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
I am presuming....: that by "gbs" you mean gastric bypass surgery. There should be no problem receiving pneumonia vaccine. Having gastric bypass surgery would not require your husband to receive pneumonia vaccine; perhaps he has turned age 65 and is now eligible for routine immunization--PCV13 followed by PPSV23. Other indications include chronic heart/lung/kidney disease, immunocompromised conditions, etc.
Answered on Jul 27, 2015

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